Photo: Alar Suija / Universitas Tartuensis

The February 2021 edition of the UT magazine Universitas Tartuensise published the article Tuition fees in higher education seem inevitablebased on the discussion on the Universitas Tartuensise taskuhääling (podcast).

For the academic unions and the student representatives who demand 1.5% of the GDP for funding the higher education which would allow the continuation of free quality higher education and motivating salary for the educational staff, it is important that the Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Education and Research Indrek Reimand expressed clear support for the free education. The positions by the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs of the University of Tartu Aune Valk pose the question of why the university instead of demanding decisively increase in government funding solely advocates the need of engaging the private money.

 

Read also an earlier article on why the tuition fees are not a good idea on our homepage.

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